LIMERICK’S objection to the result of their All-Ireland minor hurling semi-final clash with Galway will be heard by the GAA’s Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) later today, Thursday.
Limerick’s appeal is based on the failure of the Hawk-Eye Score Detection System during the course of Sunday’s Croke Park clash. Galway won the game after extra time but it has been confirmed that Limerick were denied a point in the opening minute by Hawk Eye - the computerised score detection system.
The Limerick minor hurlers, who met up with team management at UL last night, are set to resume training this Saturday in the hope that they will be granted a re-fixture although Galway have indicated that they are not prepared to replay the game.
If Limerick’s appeal to the CCCC is unsuccessful today, then Limerick will have to decide if they are to accept the outcome or take the next step, which would be to make a submission to the National Appeals Committee. The only other option after that would be to take a case to the Disputes Resolution Authority.
The DRA is independent of the GAA and maintains a panel from which it establishes arbitration tribunals to deal with disputes. The panel would comprise of solicitors and barristers.
Limerick minor hurling coach, Jerry Wallace said they were ‘prepared to go as far as we possibly can’ in relation to the matter.
Wallace told RTE Radio 1’s Morning Ireland: “Not alone do we not have confidence in it (Hawk Eye) at this stage, how could the two All-Ireland final managers, Davy Fitzgerald and Jimmy Barry-Murphy, have confidence in a system which now has proven to not be as infallible as it was claimed to be?
“At this moment in time, the management and executive of Limerick hurling are prepared to go as far as we possibly can.
“Whatever has to done will be done at this stage. The process is on-going. It begins this afternoon. We will resume training on Saturday morning.”